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Vol. I Issue. 12
India's Healthcare: Building on Gains, Facing Challenges
Patralekha Chatterjee
10 September 2013
This publication seeks to make a case for accessible and affordable healthcare by contributing to the discourse on the state of public health highlighted at a global meet, and which resonates within the wider public health community.
Vol. I Issue. 11
Regional Energy Cooperation: Accessing and Developing Hydrocarbon Resources in South Asia
31 May 2013
Edited Proceedings of the 11th Petro India Conference organised by India Energy Forum and Observer Research Foundation.
Vol. I Issue. 12
The Indigenisation of India's Defence Industry
Nirbhay Sharma
07 May 2013
Despite several initiatives undertaken by the government, the stated goal of achieving self reliance in defence production still remains elusive. In continuation with ORF's ongoing endeavour on the subject, a seminar was organised recently to discuss the way ahead. This publication, by ORF Distinguished Fellow Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma, provides a comprehensive summary of the discussions and recommendations.
Vol. I Issue. 11
Niranjan Sahoo & Samya Chatterjee
10 April 2013
While the process of industrialisation is facing many problems that need to be addressed, the problem of land for industry is among the most serious. Many major projects today are stuck due to problems related to land acquisition. According to an estimate by ASSOCHAM, projects worth US$100 billion are at stake-many of them critical infrastructure projects linked to railways, national highways, ports and power plants.
Maritime Capacity of India: Strengths and Challenges
Dr. P. K. Ghosh & Sripathy Narayan
24 December 2012
The geo-strategic position of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has risen in economic and political significance in the last two decades that have witnessed a tectonic shift in international power play from the Atlantic Ocean to the Asia-Pacific more specifically to the IOR.
Vol. I Issue. 9
Safeguarding Prosperity In The Indian Ocean: Exploring India-US Cooperation
13 June 2012
The Indian Ocean Region has long commanded the attention of the strategic community and remained the focus of traditional International Relations; security experts view it as one of the world's most important geo-strategic areas of the 21st century.
Vol. I Issue. 7
India-US Defence Trade Relations: Trends and Challenges
Uma Purushothaman
Compiled and edited
18 May 2012
Indo-US relations have seen a qualitative change since the end of the Cold War because of greater strategic convergence between the two countries. Bilateral cooperation has expanded to areas as wide ranging as defence, education, health and agriculture.
Vol. I Issue. 8
Campaign Finance Reforms in India: Issues and Challenges
Samya Chatterjee & Niranjan Sahoo
Compiled and edited
18 May 2012
The Observer Research Foundation organised a roundtable on "Campaign Finance Reforms in India: Issues and Challenges" on February 1, 2012. The panelists included Mr. Manish Tewari (MP, Indian National Congress), Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy (MP, Bharatiya Janata Party), Professor E. Sridharan (Academic Director, Centre for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.) and Mr. S.K. Mendiratta (Consultant-cum-Legal Advisor to the Election Commission of India). This publication highlights the key observations made by the panelists and others on how to address the "pernicious and all-pervasive" influence of money in Elections and resolve related issues, like inner party democracy.
Vol. I Issue. 6
India-Africa Partnership
09 June 2011
The first decade of the 21st century witnessed the phenomena of the swift and significant emergence of Africa on the international scene. Known for over four decades as a continent ridden with poverty, diseases, wars and lack of economic and social development, it began to move in the right direction and the world could not but take note of the Pan-African resurgence, both political and economic.
Vol. I Issue. 5
Mega Project Development: Issues in Land Acquisition
A seminar organised by the Centre for Politics and Governance, ORF
06 August 2010
The issue of land acquisition has always been plagued by controversies. For many years, contentious issues like inadequate compensation and rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) of the oustees have dominated the discourse on the subject. The purpose of acquiring land has never been as seriously debated in the Indian context as it should have been. Things have changed in recent years with the need for land acquisition having increased, particularly after the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and mining and large development projects started coming up in a big way.
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